Patricia (Patsy) Beffa-Negrini

Professional Title: 
Lecturer, Research Associate Professor, and Program Director, Online MPH in Nutrition
Department: 
Nutrition
Telephone: 
413-545-0798
Campus Address: 
236B Chenoweth
Education: 

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Registered Dietitian

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Online Education, Adult Education, Distance Learning

Research Description: 

The focal point of my research is web-based learning, encompassing learning preferences and motivation in distance education. I am interested the design, implementation, and evaluation of online nutrition and food safety education degree programs, credit courses, and professional development offerings for graduate students, undergraduate students, K-12 teachers, and health professionals.

Key Publications: 

Cohen, N.L., Carbone, E.T., and Beffa-Negrini, P.A. (2011) The design, implementation, and evaluation of online credit nutrition courses: A systematic review. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 43 (2):76-86.

Beffa-Negrini, P.A., Cohen, N.L., Laus, M.J., and McLandsborough, L. (2007) Development and Evaluation of an Online, Inquiry-Based Food Safety Education Program for Secondary Teachers and Their Students. Journal of Food Science Education 6 (4):66-71.

Beffa-Negrini, P.A., Cohen, N.L., and Miller, B.L. (2002) Strategies to motivate students in online learning environments. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 34:334-340.

Beffa-Negrini, P.A., Miller, B., and Cohen, N.L. (2002) Factors related to success and satisfaction in online learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 6 (3):105-114.

Miller, B., Cohen N.L., Beffa-Negrini, P. (2001) Factors for success in online and face-to-face instruction. Academic Exchange Quarterly 5(4):4-10.


Patricia Beffa-Negrini Curriculum Vitae